The UK Independent Living Fund (ILF) closed at the end of June 2015 and the funding for recipients was devolved to Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively. The Independent Living Fund Scotland is the organisation which now administers over £58m of funding for existing recipients, supporting them to lead independent lives.
The organisation has a staff team of 45 and currently provides multi award winning management services for approximately 3500 disabled people throughout Scotland and Northern Ireland. This number will increase as the transition fund is accessed over the coming months. ILF Scotland is fully funded by the Scottish Government and Northern Ireland Administration for the due care and stewardship of public funding.
It provides excellent and flexible customer service, facilitating recipients to continue to exercise choice and control and to use their funding in an outcomes-focused way to lead independent lives
Your role as Member of the Board of Directors is to oversee the effective governance and accountability of ILF Scotland, ensuring that the company carries out its objectives, as set out in its Memorandum and Articles of Association, and follows the Grant in Aid conditions as set out in the contract with Scottish Ministers.
The Board will provide direction for the administration of ILF Scotland, to maintain packages of ILF support to existing ILF recipients in Scotland and Northern Ireland, who transferred on 1 July 2015 and the Transition Fund launched in 2017. You will oversee ILF Scotland to ensure disabled people are at the heart of the organisation and it provides a dedicated and personalised service to all stakeholders. You will also ensure that ILF Scotland operations are consistent with the ILF Awards Policies, it makes regular and accurate payments to ILF recipients transferred on 1 July 2015 and the Transition Fund Policies opened on 22nd December 2017.
The successful candidate will have matching values, the ability to develop effective working relationships and take into account a range of views and perspectives to reach conclusions. He / she will have knowledge of strategy and corporate governance as will as the ability to analyse and review complex issues, offering challenge to ensure good decision making.
For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Catriona Mackie on 0141 212 7555.
For more information on the role, organisation and how to apply please visit www.aspenpeople.co.uk/ILF